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Current status of surgery-first approach

The surgery-first approach for orthognathic surgery is a recent trend in maxillofacial surgery. This approach, which is particularly prevalent in East Asia and Italy, has many pros and cons. 
The Korean Association of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (KAMPRS) have launched this collection of review articles to discuss the topic. These review articles will expand the knowledge of the surgery-first approach and will be particularly helpful for both surgeons and orthodontists.

  1. The “surgery-first” approach, defined as a team approach between surgeons and orthodontists for orthognathic surgery without preoperative orthodontic treatment, is aimed at dental decompensation. A brief histo...

    Authors: Dong-Soon Choi, Umberto Garagiola and Seong-Gon Kim
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2019 41:10